Renewing smiles with durable, attractive dentures and partials.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile!
Complete Dentures – This restoration method is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned into a patient’s mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures – A removable partial denture is a device used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth. A fixed partial denture acts the same as a removable denture, but it is cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support. This fills the space created by missing teeth, as well as creates a support for remaining teeth to prevent shifting.
An incomplete smile can prevent you from doing the things you love. You may turn down social invitations or withdraw from friends and family. Dr. Simmonds can help you regain your smile andyour life with natural-looking dentures and partials.
If you’ve lost all your teeth to decay, disease, or trauma, full dentures may be the right solution for your smile. They contain a complete set of prosthetic teeth on a gum-colored base to recreate a natural smile. With dentures, you’ll be able to eat the foods you love, speak with confidence, andsmile!
Dr. Simmonds may suggest a full denture or partial, if you have some healthy teeth remaining. Partials fit securely in the gaps left my missing teeth and protect neighboring teeth from shifting.